Herman Cain Hopes Gas Prices Increase To Help Romney Win Presidency
Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said Tuesday that there was nothing wrong with hoping gas prices increase because it would hurt Barack Obama’s reelection chances.
“Sometimes you need to hit people upside the head with a baseball bat in order to get their attention,” he said on the Neal Boortz radio show.
Cain was responding to a question by a caller, who asked if it was wrong to hope “that gas would hit $4 so people would realize that we need a Republican in the presidency.”
MARK: Is it wrong that since gas prices have been going up like 30 cents in the last month, month and a half. That for a while I’ve been hoping that gas would hit $4 so people would realize that we need a Republican in the presidency so that on November 7th, gas will be slashed to like $2 a gallon?
CAIN: That’s not wrong at all. If it hits $4 a gallon nationally, that would be a huge wakeup call for a lot of people who, quite frankly Mark, aren’t paying attention. And the other reason that I would agree with you that it was not wrong in order to wake people up in that manner because sometimes you don’t wake them up until it hits their checkbook or their pocketbook is the fact that some of the times when gas prices go down it’s manipulated. It’s manipulated by the oil-producing countries. There are some countries that are really really big as far as oil production that want Barack Obama to win.